So much, just up the road. V Twin Rally 2014.

Here we are again, with another V Twin under our belts.

Next year (2015) this auspicious event celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Moto Guzzi Club GB and we have tentatively decided that we might, just might, do the overnight camping thing. This is a ridiculous idea. The event is sited in Fordingbridge – the original one, in England, for the sake of any overseas visitors who might be aware of another – just six terrestrial miles from where we habitually lay our hats. The tent is a 6 berth job that demands to be transported by car. Now I’d love to drag it behind Calista in a trailer, but the need for authenticity might then demand a detour of at least 50 miles just to get some distance under the wheels. The reality will probably see both car and bike in the car park on a couple of occasions.

The International V Twin 2014, then. This, l’evento più illustre del calendario Moto Guzzi GB, was apparently kicked off by the Harley Davidson Owners Group or Club, way back when. The MGCGB took over the running of it, and more Guzzis now turn up than H-D’s – a complete reversal of every other biking event I’ve been to lately. It isn’t exclusive. The V Twin configuration, longitudinal or laterally fitted, is what is being celebrated – although how this justifies people turning up on various models of Triumph, I’m not sure.

Some pictures..

DSC_3994 DSC_3993 DSC_3990 DSC_3989 mmm, one of several Victories. Nice swoopy lines…

DSC_3988 DSC_3987 DSC_3986 and flames, got to have flames…

DSC_3984 DSC_3983 DSC_3982 DSC_3981 DSC_3980 DSC_3855 DSC_3854 busy doing nothing…

DSC_3853  DSC_3851 DSC_3850

DSC_3837 Calista is allowed to appear twice.

DSC_3848 DSC_3846 DSC_3842 DSC_3841 DSC_3840 DSC_3839 DSC_3838 DSC_3834 DSC_3832 DSC_3830 DSC_3826 DSC_3825 DSC_3824 DSC_3821 DSC_3820


and finally, what it is all about; just a bit of fun…

DSC_3856 DSC_3979



About rjbuxton

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5 Responses to So much, just up the road. V Twin Rally 2014.

  1. Pingback: So much, just up the road. V Twin Rally 2014. | rjbuxton

  2. v7john says:

    Hi RJB. I’m a bit late reading this! Nice write up of the rally with a photo of my 750S3. Sadly heavily damaged in an accident 2 weeks ago.

  3. v7john says:

    Me again. Can i use your photo of my bike in my blog? It seems to be the last taken before the accident.

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